Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
Jeremy Hefner worked around 10 Phillies hits, while Juan Lagares contributed three hits and some great center field defense, as the Mets defeated Philly 4-3 last night.
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In game two of their series, Dillon Gee takes on Jonathan Pettibone this afternoon at 4:05 PM. You can catch the action on WPIX.
Terrible news for the Mets, as tests showed that Jon Niese has a partial tear of his rotator cuff. Niese is headed to the DL and will sit out a couple of weeks to see if the tear heals. Greg Burke is up from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Zack Wheeler will make his home debut on June 30th. Meanwhile, Travis d'Arnaud is running in water.
The Mets are seeking a trade partner for recently DFA'd outfielder Collin Cowgill.
Steven Goldman looks at David Wright's assault on history and his potential Hall of Fame case.
Toby Hyde has previews of the Kingsport Mets and GCL Mets rosters.
Former Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra was released from prison yesterday. That's right – former Phillies outfielder.
Yesterday At AA
David Wright yelled at the home plate umpire in Thursday's game and Eric GIF'd it.
Greg Karam has yesterday's Daily Farm Report in which IKE IS FIXED! WALLY 4 EVAH!
On June 21st in Mets' history, Jim Bunning tossed a perfect game.
Around the NL East
Wily Peralta shut down the Braves, as the Brewers won 2-0.
Ian Desmond hit a solo home run in the seventh as the Nationals defeated the Rockies 2-1.
The Giants and Marlins played late into the night.
Chase Utley is back for the Phillies, with Michael Martinez headed down to Triple-A. Meanwhile, Charlie Manuel went off on a reporter after the loss yesterday.
Around the Majors
Carlos Lee announced his retirement yesterday after 14 big league seasons. El Caballo hasn't played in the majors this year after splitting time with the Astros and Marlins last year.
Jose Valverde was designated for assignment by the Tigers.
The Yankees and Robinson Cano are far apart in contract talks and the odds are increasing that the second baseman may test free agency. Hey, @MetsGM...
Grant Brisbee looks at contract do-overs in the NL East.
Mike Trout's 2013 may be on the way to becoming the greatest age-21 season in baseball history.
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